In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year Jeju’s 11 main beaches will operate for the summer season (meaning that lifeguards will be on duty and public facilities like showers and changing areas will open) with modified official hours of operation.
The beaches will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with no night swimming from July 1st to August 31st.
Exceptions are being made for Hyeopjae, Iho, Samyang and Hamdeok beaches, which from July 15 to Aug. 15 will be open an hour longer, operating until 8 p.m.
In accordance with guidelines from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, a COVID-19 Response Team will monitor indoor multi-use facilities with the help of quarantine management personnel.
For swimmers and beachgoers in open spaces and out in the water, social distancing and mask wearing will be recommended but not enforced.
Please keep in mind that Jeju Island recorded some 1.89 million visitors to its beaches in 2019. In order to avoid any potential COVID-19 outbreaks, health officials and authorities at the Jeju Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commission are asking the public to cooperate with all coronavirus preventative measures while they enjoy the beaches and other summer Jeju attractions.
Highlights: Jungmun Saekdal Beach, Samyang Black Sand Beach, Hamdeok Beach